Ogden will host USA Cycling national championship event

Thursday , March 06, 2014 - 12:19 PM

Standard-Examiner Staff

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — USA Cycling on Wednesday announced that the USA Cycling Masters Road National Championships will be in Ogden, Utah, in 2014 and 2015.

The exact dates of the events have not been determined, but both events will be held around the same time as in previous years. The masters event will be in early September.

“Ogden very successfully hosted the 2012 and 2013 USA Cycling Collegiate Road National Championships,” USA Cycling National Events Director Tony Leko said. “We’re looking forward to seeing our masters road nationals in such a scenic environment with such competitive courses.”

"As a masters cyclist myself, I couldn't be more excited about having the USA Cycling Masters Road National Championships in our community,” Ogden Mayor Mike Caldwell said. “We look forward to showcasing some of the amazing riding we have in and around Ogden. I personally look forward to riding with everyone."

The city of Ogden was recently recognized as one of the safest bicycle cities in the state by the Utah Department of Transportation during The Road Respect Rally and Community Celebration held on June 15.

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